The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1970 is a National level Professional & Non-profit society registered under the societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of institutions and persons involved in the training and development of human resources from government, public and private sector organizations and enterprises, educational and training institutions and other bodies. With about 50 Chapters established throughout the country, ISTD has the national headquarters at New Delhi. The Society is affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development Organization (IFTDO) and Asian Regional Training and Development Organization. (ARTDO), Manila.
ISTD Kochi Chapter which, is established in 2007 has 3 student chapters under it and is making its imprint in central Kerala to spearhead the objectives of the Society in the area of Learning through Speaker meetings, Trainings, Workshops, Institutional interactions and other mentoring activities. It is headed by peoples who dwell in the area of Learning and Knowledge Management. Large number of Organizations, Training Institutions and Central And State Government departments participate in the Chapter programs and take advantage of what it has to offer. The Chapter also coordinates the ISTD Diploma Program in Training Management for those stake holders located in this part of the country.